Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #100...

Smith & Wesson Model of 1955 .45 Target, made in 1956

22 comments:

Scott J said...

You seem to be in a very gun nostalgic mood today.

This post is relevant to my interests :)

Paul said...

Pretty gun. You are going to give me a serious case of the wantcss.

RHT447 said...

Drool. Thanks to you, I've had to get a keyboard cover. (Not that I'm complaining). Please carry on.

tailwind said...

I wish my .44 Spl version of that gun looked as good.

Jim said...

That is just beautiful. Nothing less.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

og said...

I have always wanted one of the large caliber smiths.

rickn8or said...

Doggone it Tam, I just got the Envyometer® out of the shop and now you post this.

joethefatman said...

I'm in love...

mikee said...

I understand why you posted just the picture, not a long explanation.

None is needed.

Ed said...

Another reminder that you never want to be a target.

Kristophr said...

Tasty.

Old NFO said...

Purty... Now if it was a Colt... (running for cover)... :-)

Noah said...

Ah, I see you pushed the button for 'revolver, large'.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

I have a brace of S&W 1917s, one pristine, one ....not so much. Both are wonderful shooters.

Kevin said...

That is next on my list, a real .45 DA. No 45/410 abominations, I have that with the TC Contender. I have the 1917 and a shaved Webley but nothing in .45LC. A model 25 or 625 would do nicely, but since I am a model of 1955, I think it would be fitting and proper to get one.

Tam said...

The Model of 1955 Target is a .45ACP, though.

Sarthurk said...

The same age as me! Looks a lot better though!

Critter said...

How about that. :) I took the Smith's out for a day at the range, too! Models 42, 19, 17, 10 and 29. All blue steel. :)

Ted said...

A year older then I am and a whole lot better looking.

Makes my 629 Mountain Gun look sort of tacky.

Mike said...

My first gun, sort of, was a M1917 S&W.

I was about 6 y. old at the time. Dad was CO of an MP company at Ft. Benning, after WWII. He carried the revolver as his service weapon. He left it on his dresser, unloaded, when he was off-duty.

Dad and mom left the house together, leaving the gun on the dreser. Little Mikey decided to climb up and take a closer look at the gun. There it was, cylinder out and unloaded, with 2 loaded half moon clips in the nearby ashtray. OK. Bullets go in there. Then the cylinder closes and you can shoot the gun. Better not close the cylinder, though, 'cause I'm not sure how to get it back open. Maybe I can cock it and pull the trigger though. Nope! Better put it back just the way you found it, Mikey, or you're gonna be in big trouble!

I guess I got it back close enough, 'cause I'm able to write this. Wish I had a similar gun in my collection today. Hmmmmm. Maybe I will.

Anonymous said...

I got one of those in Newport News, Va, in 79.
It was $363.00.
Wish I kept it.

Wilson said...

A beautiful example of handgun artistry, congratulations!